I'm very passionate about drum set pedagogy and passing to others all I know about the instrument. I've been teaching at various institutions for over 20 years and have been traveling the world presenting clinics and master classes for those who are interested in improving their craft. Below is a list of some of the events and institutions I've been honored to be involved with:
2016-Clinician, China Jazz Education Festival, Shanghai Conservatory of Music
2014-2016 Clinician, University De Las Americas (UDLA), Quito Ecuador
2014-2015 Clinician, Seoul Music High School, Seoul Korea
2014-2015 Clinician, Seoul Institute of the Arts, Seoul Korea
2014 Clinician, Uni Music, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong
2013 Clinician, Drum Summit, Beijing China
2006 Clinician, SCSBOA Convention
2005 Clinician, University of Northern Colorado 2002-2007
Los Angeles College of Music, 1996-present
Azusa Pacific University, 2003-2007
Citrus College, 2001-2007
Grammy Camp Faculty, 2004-2008
Below are some videos I created for my Youtube channel. They are a series of bass drum technique lessons and should be viewed in order.
Drumchannel.com Foot Technique Series
At the completion of the DC Bass Drum Technique Series, students will have the knowledge and ability to play many commonly used bass drum rhythms and patterns accurately. Through detailed explanation of motion, control and weight distribution, students will understand how the pedal functions and the options they have when playing notes or patterns. These lessons will focus on the sound quality of the bass drum along with both the accuracy and placement of the notes. Mike Packer will present all of the common motions used by drummers past and present to educate students so they can make informed decisions regarding their technique.